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3G Networks - Analysis and Simulation

3G Interfaces Nodes Products
Circuit Switched
IuCS, IuH

Packet-switched
Gc, Gr, Gf, Gd, IuPS,
Gn Gp, Gi

MAP Interfaces
B, C, D, E, F, H

Inter-network Interfaces
BICC, CAP, INAP

Location Services
Lg, Lh
  • NodeB
  • HNB
  • HNBGW
  • RNC
  • MSC
  • SGSN
  • GGSN

Simulation

Functionalities

  • Functional testing of UMTS core network elements
  • Load testing of UMTS core network elements
  • Simulation of NodeB, HNB, HNBGW, RNC, MSC, SGSN, GGSN network elements
  • Mobile data (Email, Web-HTTP, and FTP), gateway traffic, and packet traffic simulation up to 40 Gbps
  • High volume of RTP traffic (Voice, Digits, Tones, IVR, Video, Fax, Impairments) simulation
  • All industry standard Voice Codecs supported
  • Simulate multiple NodeBs
  • Works with real NodeBs

Procedures

Circuit Switched

  • Mobile Originating Voice, SMS calls
  • Mobile Terminating Voice, SMS calls
  • On call SMS
  • Supplementary services

Packet Switched

  • Paging
  • Session to Internet
  • Tracking Area Update
  • Service Request
  • Update/Modify and Delete PDP sessions
  • Multiple PDP sessions

Inter-network Calls and Roaming Calls

  • 3G user calling 2G user
  • 3G user calling 4G user
  • 3G user sending SMS to 2G user
  • 3G user calling 2G roaming user
  • 3G user calling 4G roaming user
  • CS Fallback simulation

Location Services


Standards

Test Conformance of UMTS elements to 3GPP standards

SCCP

Q.713, CCITT (ITU-T) Blue Book

MTP3

Q.703, ITU-T Blue Book

RANAP

3GPP TS 25.413 V9.1.0

MM / CC GMM / SM 

3GPP TS 24.008 V5.16.0 (2006-06)

RR

3GPP TS 04.18 V8.13.0

SMS

3GPP TS 03.40 V7.5.0 & 3GPP TS 04.11 V7.1.0 GSM 03.38 version 7.2.0 Release 1998

Iu User Plane Interface

3GPP TS 25.415

RUA

3GPP TS 25468 V9.1.0

SSCOP

ITU-T Q.2110

MTP3b

ITU-T Recommendation Q.2210

AAL Type 2 (ALCAP)

ITU-T Recommendation Q.2630.1

RANAP

3GPP TS 25.413 V9.1.0

SCCP

Q.713, CCITT (ITU-T) Blue Book

M3UA

RFC 3332

GTP

TS 29.060 V9.2.0 (2010-03)

Positioning Calculation Application Part (PCAP)

3GPP TS 25.453


Why MAPS™?

  • Single framework for Multi-protocol, Multi-interface simulation
  • Script based and protocol independent software architecture
  • Affordable-pay only for what you need; simulate all or any network element within Wireless infrastructure
  • Unlimited ability to customize the protocol fields and call control scenarios  
  • Unlimited ability to customize test configuration parameters
  • Negative testing using valid and invalid test cases
  • Automated Load Testing/Stress Testing with different statistical distribution patterns
  • Automated and remote testing with APIs (Java, Python, TCL, VB)
  • Support for multi-user testing
  • Remote licensing option available for controlling multiple MAPS™ users
  • Easy integration with GL’s protocol analysers providing both simulation and analysis solutions

Use Cases

   

Analysis

Functionalities

  • Analyzing signaling across multiple technologies (Mobile, IMS, LTE, UMTS, SIGTRAN, VoIP)
  • Monitor calls progressing through advanced 3G or 4G networks from a central location
  • Powerful and customizable reporting tools
  • Packet Data Analysis (PDA) for live monitoring of signaling and traffic over IP
  • Capture IP packets over different transmission lines, including IP, T1, E1, T3, E3, OC-3 STM-1 / OC-12 STM-4
  • Identifies, and segregates calls based on signaling and traffic parameters
  • Advanced filtering and search option to filter calls-of-interest

Protocols /Standards

UMTS over IP

RANAP

3GPP TS 25.413 V6.3.0 (2004-09)

RNSAP

3GPP TS 25.423 V6.4.0 (2004-12)

NBAP

3GPP TS 25.433 V6.3.0 (2004-09)

M3UA

RFC 3332

SCCP ITU

ITU-T Q.711-Q.714

GMM (GPRS Mobility Management)

3GPP TS 24.008 V5.0.0

CC

3GPP TS 24.008 V5.0.0

MM

3GPP TS 24.008 V5.0.0

RR

3GPP TS 04.18 V8.13.0

GCC (Group Call Control)

3GPP TS 44.068 V9.0.0

BCC (Broadcast Call Control)

3GPP TS 44.069 V9.0.0

SMG (GPRS Session Management)

3GPP TS 24.008 V5.0.0

SMS

3GPP TS 03.40 V7.5.0 & 3GPP TS 04.11 V7.1.0 GSM 03.38 version 7.2.0


UMTS over ATM

ATM

ITU-T I.361

AAL

ITU-T I.363

AAL2

Class B (ITU-T I.363.2)

AAL5

Class C & D (ITU-T I.363.5)

SSCOP

ITU-T Q.2110

SSCF for UNI

ITU-T Q.2130 (07/94)

AAL Type 2 (ALCAP)

ITU-T Recommendation Q.2630.1

NBAP

3GPP TS 25.433 V6.3.0 (2004-09)

Iub FP

GPP TS 25.427 V6.1.0 (2004-12) and 3GPP TS 25.435 V6.1.0(2004-03)

RANAP

3GPP TS 25.413 V6.3.0 (2004-09)

Iu-UP

GPP TS 25.415 V6.1.0

MTP3-B

ITU-T Recommendation Q.2210

RNSAP

3GPP TS 25.423 V6.4.0 (2004-12)

SCCP ITU

ITU-T Q.711-Q.714

SCCP ANSI

ANSI T1.112-1996

SCTP

RFC 2960

IP

RFC 791

UDP

RFC 768

GMM (GPRS Mobility Management)

3GPP TS 04.08 V7.19.0

GSM CC

3GPP TS 04.08 V7.17.0

GSM MM

3GPP TS 04.08 V7.17.0

SMG (GPRS Session Management)

3GPP TS 04.08 V7.19.0

SMS

3GPP TS 03.40 V7.5.0 & 3GPP TS 04.11 V7.1.0 GSM 03.38 version 7.2.0

AMR

3GPP TS 26.101 V6.0.0

SSSAR

ITU-T I.366.1

UMTS MAC RLC

3GPP TS 25.321 V6.1.0 and 3GPP TS 25.322 V6.1.0

RRC

3GPP TS 25.331 V6.4.0

M3UA

RFC 3332

Why Protocol Analyzer (TDM, IP)?

  • Supports ATM as well as IP as the underlying transport layer
  • Over ATM, the analyzer is capable of capturing & reassembling frames that were transmitted with Inverse Multiplexing
  • Monitor, capture, analyze, and report signaling and user data in real-time
  • Call Trace capability over IuCS and IuPS interfaces
  • Decodes different control plane protocols i.e. NBAP, RNSAP, RANAP, ALCAP, SSCOP etc and user plane protocols i.e. Iu-UP, Iu-FP, AMR etc.
  • Decode NAS protocols (i.e. CC/MM/SM/SMS/GMM) along with the UTRAN specific protocols.
  • Streams can be captured on the selected time slots (contiguous or non-contiguous), sub-channels or full bandwidth. Frames may also be contained in either one, n x 64 kbps, or n x 56 kbps data channels.
  • Supports ATM mapping, scrambling, and inverse multiplexing (IMA) options
  • CRC verification for AAL5 carrying packet data
  • Ability to configure VPI/VCI values for PVCs carrying NBAP, RNSAP, RANAP and ALCAP messages

Monitoring

Functionalities

  • Wireless Network Monitoring and Surveillance System (passive / non-intrusive) –UMTS, GPRS
  • Ability to identify and analyze CDR using Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s)
  • Ability to listen to the Voice calls
  • Set alarm conditions and generate alerts of different types like email alert, visual alert, audible alert, or even log into tables for future analysis
  • Reports are displayed both in tabular and graphical formats; customize reports and graphs based on SQL queries
  • Graphs provided for Call Completion Ratio, Answer Call, Listening MOS, Conversational MOS, Failure Cause, and Call Duration
  • Real-time data displays information such as called number, calling number, source & destination IP address, RTP packet details, call flow graph, frame decodes and more
  • Apply single or multiple filters for data analysis; use logical operators between filters
  • Ability to export the call detail records displayed based on time filter or record index as PDF and CSV

Typical Applications

  • Comprehensive analysis from overall network health to detailed protocol monitoring
  • Call Detail Records, fraud detection and location, remote protocol analysis and troubleshooting, real-time signaling monitor, traffic optimization engineering, and statistics.
  • Determine actual call signaling routes to verify network functionality under all situations
  • Revenue and billing verification, alarm monitoring, intrusive testing.
  • Quality of service measurements call trace and recording.

KPIs

  • Voice Quality (Listening MOS, Conversational MOS, R-Factor)
  • Signalling Performance - Signal level, Nosie Level, and Echo
  • Delay Measurements (RTD, OWD)
  • Signalling Messages and Traffic Types
  • Call Duration and Call Volume (vs Time)
  • Call Status (Answered, Completed, Busy, Success, Failure with Failure Cause)
  • Call Completion Ratio
  • Link Name Message Counters
  • Time Duration Message Counters, and Disposition Count
  • Average Packet Loss
  • Session Request Delay (Successful Calls, Unsuccessful Calls), Session Disconnect Delay

Buyer's Guide

Please Note: The XX in the Item No. refers to the hardware platform, listed at the bottom of the Buyer's Guide, which the software will be running on. Therefore, XX can either be ETA or EEA (Octal/Quad Boards), PTA or PEA (tProbe Units), UTA or UEA (USB Units), HUT or HUE (Universal Cards), and HDT or HDE (HD cards) depending upon the hardware.

Item No. Item Description

 

UMTS Protocol Simulation

PKS160


PKS102

PKS109

PKS164

XX694

XX696

XX656

PKS131

Message Automation & Protocol Simulation (MAPS™) - UMTS-IuCS
Message Automation & Protocol Simulation (MAPS™) - UMTS-IuH

RTP Soft Core for RTP Traffic Generation

MAPS High-Density Call Generator for IP & Wireless Networks

MAPS™ UMTS IuPS interface

MAPS™ MAP Emulator

MAPS™ CAP Emulator

MAPS™ INAP Emulator

MAPS™ Gb Emulator over IP for BSC & SGSN

LTS100

Lightspeed1000™ - Dual OC3/12 STM1/4 PCIe Card

LTS105

Lightspeed1000™ - Portable Dual OC3/12 STM1/4 USB Unit

LTS220

OC-3 / STM-1 MAPS UMTS IuCS over ATM, requires LTS214

LTS214

OC-3 / STM-1 SSCOP Server

LTS217

OC-3 / STM-1 AAL2 Traffic Core

LTS320

OC-12 / STM-4 MAPS UMTS IuCS over ATM, requires LTS314

LTS314

OC-12 / STM-4 SSCOP Server

LTS317

OC-12 / STM-4 AAL2 Traffic Core

 

UMTS Protocol Analyzers

XX165

T1 or E1 UMTS Protocol Analyzer

OLV165

Offline UMTS Protocol Analyzer

XX155

T1 or E1 Real-Time GPRS Protocol Analyzer

OLV155

Offline GPRS Analyzer

PKV100

PacketScan™ - (Online and Offline)

PKV103

IP Based GSM and UMTS Analyzer (Optional with PacketScan™)

PKV109

Offline IP Based GSM and UMTS Analyzer (Optional with PacketScan™)

LTS206

OC-3 / STM-1 UMTS Protocol Analysis

LTS306

OC-12 / STM-4 UMTS Protocol Analysis

 

Web Based Monitoring Applications

PKV170

NetsurveyorWeb™ (Perpetual License, Unlimited Users/Nodes)
– Includes Oracle 11g Standard Edition One and Standard Server-Grade Computing Platform

PKV169

NetsurveyorWeb™ Lite
- Probe Level WebServer, PacketScan™, and Oracle 11g Express Edition;